*Jamie Foxx believe that his rendition of the National Anthem before the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Saturday was well received…in the arena.
“Some of it was a little off, but in the arena it killed,” he told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show, Tuesday.
Social media eviscerated the performance. Someone tweeted: “The real fight was between Jamie Foxx and the national anthem.” Another posted: “Roseanne is smiling after that Jamie Foxx performance.”
Foxx also blamed a problem with his “inner ear” (his earpiece) for being “a little off.”
“What did happen in the ring, my ears came out. My inner ears,” he explained. “My inner ears came out, and I’m singing with an organ so I can’t hear what the organ is doing with the big crowd. So some of it was a little off, but I think in the arena, it killed. The telecast was a little off. But ya know, we still love America.”
As for his run-filled remix of the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Foxx joked that “anytime a black person sings that national anthem you know we gotta, ‘Oh sayyyyyyy can you-ou-ou-ou-ou.’”